Editor's note: Looks like I might be a little late coming to the game as today's the end of the cycle where the Girl Scouts actually take orders. However, some cookie moms are still taking orders. And I am getting contact info so we can find out where they'll be selling them at stores on future dates and if you can order via email.
- Troop 807. Call 815-577-7874 or email email@example.com. They're $4 a box but orders must be placed by 4 p.m. today.
- Troop 70409. Call 630-212-6464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
- Troop 70233. Call 815-230-9313 or email email@example.com.
It's Girl Scout cookie time. How do I know this? Because my 8-year-old niece just hit me up for my annual donation.
I don't mean this in a sarcastic way because I actually have a soft spot in my heart for Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Somoas and all the rest. I sold them myself as a kid for many years, way back when they went for just 50 cents a box and you took orders door-to-door -- by yourself -- and delivered them the same way.
But I digress. My point is that one day my niece will no longer be hawking the goods and then where will I get my GS cookie fix? I don't work in an office where people sell them for their kids, there are no children on my block and what are the odds I'll be at on the one day the girls are selling them there?
There's something weirdly irrestible about those brightly hued boxes, even if they do cost $4 these days and hold just 12 or 15 cookies. And I know I'm not alone on this count.
So Girl Scout troops of , this is you big chance. Send me your troop number and a phone number and/or email address and I'll get the word out to Patch readers. They will be the easiest sales you'll ever make.
Send your info to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll gladly be your middleman!